TinyTap is one of my favorite free iPad apps for elementary school teachers. Through TinyTap you can create your own educational games to share with students. Throughout the month of August, 2014 TinyTap is running a game creation contest for teachers. Every week TinyTap will award an iPad Mini to the teacher who creates and shares the best educational game on TinyTap. The complete contest rules are available here.
To create a game on TinyTap you upload pictures or take new pictures and arrange them into a set. Then select each image to create questions about it. To create your question press the record button and start talking. When you have finished talking select a portion of your picture to serve as the answer. I created a small game about objects in my house. I took four pictures of things in my house. Each question asked players to identify the objects in my house. For example, when a player sees a picture of my kitchen he or she has to identify the tea pot by touching it.
If you don’t have time to create your own games or you just want to see what others have done, you can browse the TinyTap Market. The TinyTap Market is where the games that you create for the contest mentioned above will appear.
Disclaimer: I do not have any affiliation with TinyTap. I just thought this is a good opportunity to pass along.